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RISE Annual Breakfast Event

As we look with optimism toward a future in which we RISE from the challenges of the last year, Durham Children’s Initiative hosted our all-virtual annual breakfast event that lifted up the resilience of our youth and families through compelling stories of empowerment during this time.

We were joined by a variety of community, government, and social impact leaders, including senior leaders from major Triangle businesses and financial institutions, as well as influential community leaders and government officials, in empowering Durham youth as we RISE together out of a difficult year.

During this time, we:
  • REUNITED our community
  • INSPIRED each other with the stories of success that have grown out of our work
  • SUPPORTED our mission
  • EMPOWERED Durham youth and families
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2021 Impact

Total Gifts
Individual Gifts
First-Time Donors


Academic Coaching

Workforce Development

Basic Needs






Advocate Level Sponsors

The Forest At Duke

Johnson Lexus of Raleigh

CT Wilson Construction

Coach Level Sponsors

Duke Alumni Association Triangle Board

Duke Triangle

American Tobacco Campus

Agape Lawn Co

Scholar Level Sponsors

KONTEK Systems, Inc.